This is exactly what Olivia Culpo eats in a day
By Lucy Bode
August 14 2020
10/10 for yum
By Lucy Bode
August 14 2020
Wanna replicate Olivia Culpo’s insanely luxe lifestyle, at least when it comes to food? (No judgement, you’re only human.)
As a model - throwback to her 2012 Miss Universe win! - the 28-year-old is all about nourishing her body from the inside out. Which is why she subscribes to a strict low-carb and high-protein diet. Unless, that is, there’s a worldwide pandemic at play…
"I stick to the 80/20 rule," she told Women's Health US. "During quarantine, it was more 40/60. I just try to keep a balance."
Here’s what her average food fare looks like.
Thanks to her super cute but sleep adverse puppy, Olivia usually kicks off her day at 6 am. with a cuppa and some fibre-filled fruit. "I have hot coffee with almond milk and I like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries," she told the publication. "They're really perfect for the mornings; so refreshing and full of fibre.” If she’s feeling extra fuel? She'll munch on egg whites and avocado with toast. YUM.
Olivia’s days are jam-packed (perks of being a celeb,) so it’s important that her midday meal is both quick and satiating. "For lunch, I'll have some sort of salad," she said. "I love chicken and any veggies with a miso vinaigrette."
If she’s not in the mood for a salad, she’ll whack a few ingredients in a pan and pop it in the oven.
"I chop up chicken, put it in a bag, season it, and roll the chicken around in the seasoning. Then, I put it on a pan with broccolini and sweet potatoes and bake it at [175 Celsius.]"
To keep her going in-between lunch and dinner, Olivia keeps some protein-packed snacks on hand. "I'm obsessed with nuts," she says. "I do regular mixed nuts because I like the salt. Raw almonds without salt is just too boring for me."
Also Olivia-approved: M&Ms, raisins, almonds, cashews, and peanuts—particularly on shoot days. "I need energy on set, so I like the raisins and the chocolate," she explained.
Smoothies are another easy on-the-go option.
"If I'm trying to be really clean, I sometimes have them as snacks," she says. "I do a frozen banana, cacao, a little bit of almond butter, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and either Vital Proteins Collagen Powder or Garden of Life Vanilla Organic Plant Protein."
Dinner is almost always a mix of veggies and protein.
Think Palmini linguine (made from hearts of palm) with chicken, tomato sauce, peas and mushroom or noodles made from the konjac plant.
"They're a low-carb noodle that I love to use with scallops, capers, and a light oil," she says.
She also has grilled veggies and fish on regular rotation.
"I'm more of a white wine or Champagne kinda person," she added. Her faves? Chardonay and Pinot grigio.
Little wonder she looks so good.
Main image: @oliviaculpo